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Risk Factors for Newborn Heelstick Screening

Risk Factors

Risk factors for genetic conditions include family history. Women who have PKU and become pregnant have increased risks for their baby (microcephaly and cardiac problems). The women need tight control of their phenylalanine levels before becoming pregnant, as well as during their pregnancy.

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